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With a price tag creeping over £200 with fees, Latitude is a huge player on the festival scene, and as usual the line-up has the big names to match – but let’s be honest, the headliners are safe to the point of being dull. Fleet Foxes are by the far most interesting of the trio, and while there’s no denying people want to see The 1975 and Mumford & Sons, there’s also no denying that they’re both really boring. That said, step away from the headliners and there’s some excellent stuff on offer; Yorkston Thorne Khan bring their anglo-scottish-indian take on folk to Suffolk, plus there are sets from Divine Comedy and Grandaddy, and most intriguingly of all a main stage appearance from John Cale.  Latitude can also join the very long list of festivals featuring Julia Jacklin, Honeyblood and Kevin Morby. It’s not that Latitude looks bad, it is just going through an identity crisis; does it want to retain its alternative spirit, or does it want to be Glastonbury part two?

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They might have left us waiting for longer than we would have liked, but Latitude Festival have just announced one of the best line-ups of the summer.

The festival, which takes place at Suffolk’s Henham Park in July, will be headlined by The Maccabees, The National and New Order – but that’s truly just the tip of the iceberg. Grimes, Chvrches, Christine & The Queens and Father John Misty are also on the bill.

Joining Grimes in headlining the BBC Radio 6 Music Stage are Kurt Vile and Of Monsters And Men, while Frightened Rabbit, MO, Polica, Perfume Genius and Aurora will play the same stage throughout the weekend.

Lower down on the main stage bill, meanwhile, are the likes of Beirut, John Grant, Courtney Barnett, Chet Faker, Daughter and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats.

There’s also a pretty impressive theatre, poetry and comedy line-up this year, if you can tear yourself away from the musical guests for a moment. The Great British Bake Off presenter and comedian Mel Giedroyc will be starring in a performance of The Importance Of Being Earnest, while spoken word poet Hollie McNish will also perform.

Latitude Festival takes place from 14 to 17 July at Henham Park, Suffolk. See the full musical line-up so far below, and get tickets and more information here.

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Alt-J, Noel Gallagher‘s High Flying Birds, Portishead, Caribou, James Blake, Laura Marling, Manic Street Preachers, Jon Hopkins, Seasick Steve, Jason Manford, Alan Davies and many more announced for Latitude this summer. Book now!

The Lake Stage has always been the place to be to catch the most hotly-anticipated acts. Over the years, The XX, Metronomy, Everything Everything and 2015 headliners alt-J have all graced the stage early on in their careers. Handpicked by DJ and broadcaster Huw Stephens, expect just as big things from this year’s line-up in the years to come.

Headlining the stage will be the phenomenal To Kill A King, alongside synthpop maestros Prides. Others acts joining them are Formation, Sundara Karma, Aquilo, and Liverpudlian bands Outfit and Gulf.

Welsh rock group Pretty Vicious have seen huge acclaim since releasing their debut track ‘Cave Song’ online. Despite only having begun playing live in late 2014, their shows are already full of a raucous energy that will suck you in. We cannot wait for them to make their Latitude debut.

On the more relaxed side, Charlie Cunningham will be bringing his percussive guitar sound to Henham Park, while HONNE will exhibit their neo-soul stylings. Tipped by NME as an artist to watch in 2015, Neon Waltz’s sublime indie sounds will surely delight a whole new legion of fans.

Completing today’s announcement are Petite Meller, Eaves, Boxed In, Man Made, Clarence Clarity, and Clare Maguire. Between them we have every taste covered, whether you’re in the mood for heartfelt soul from singer-songwriters, or electronic beats that will have you dancing for hours.

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Marika Hackman will be at Latitude later this month, she has also annonoced a first British Tour and will be playing the Nottingham Bodega and Leicester Musician, with her first Ep produced by Johnny Flynn whom she had met at school where they both studied Hackman’s music is described as Indie Folk  with dark brooding lyrics and melancolic sound

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Vaults are London based band who have just played their first major festival at latitude Festival to a huge acclaim

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Textured synths and superb songwriting and with comparisons to Portishead and London Grammar VAULTS could be your next favourite band  and with a superb first festival appearance at Latitude this band will be huge by the end of the year make sure you catch them now, check out their songs to date on soundcloud

 

Aquilo who have been getting some nice press across the Internet  the duo Tom Higham and Ben Fletcher.

It’s official: there is no such thing as a bad musical entity from the Lake District.  Aquilo are possibly the best of the lot from that area. We like raw power as much as the next noisehead but if you’re going to offer the opposite it should always be as limpidly lovely as Aquilo’s, as dreamily atmospheric and addicted to melancholy. Neighbours since they were kids, 23-year-old music production graduate Tom Higham and Ben Fletcher (he’s 19) are getting used to their music being described as “beautiful” and “gorgeous”, although they’re accustomed to a different response, mainly because they were in rock bands: Higham threw shapes onstage to thrash metal while Fletcher lunged around making grunge. As career moves go – these days they use laptops and Logic to create dolorous downtempo electronica and ethereal R&B  They have been compared to Mount Kimbie and London Grammar, the latter particularly pleasing to Aquilo because they were “blown away” as soon as they heard them. You can probably discern the influence of the xx in the production/arrangements (although we can hear more of Air in their lush, layered, quiet immensity and Slowdive in their sunburst linear shimmer) and in the vocals the soothing mid-range sound of… well, we were going to say Chris Martin, only minus his self-regard and with a choirboy innocence and winning wistfulness. There are six songs out there to collect and treasure, each one harmonically rich, with chord sequences designed for maximum poignancy and lyrics that allude to heartache.